(Altrece Cosmopolitan x RPS Acres Brielle)
When we saw this guy hit the market, we immediately contacted our friend Hannah at RPS Acres for the opportunity to bring in more of her genetics, and to linebreed some on our existing Altrece Cosmopolitan lines. We used him once on each doe line this year to see what he produces on each. UPDATE - Phoenix is sold as we got great daughters and lots of straws in the tank.
(Robin x Gamora)
This young man has my heart, and did as soon as he hit the ground one day during my lunch hour - legs for days and a back end you could drive a truck through. He is going to be a very large buck, yet has a gentle temperament. This is our first home bred buck and was used quite some on the Gambit line this year. UPDATE-Caspian was sold in 2021 after we got some super nice kids, several rosettes, and daughter going GCH at MN State Fair. His sister Molly freshened with a really nice udder so we're excited to see the daughters here and in other herds fresh!
RPS Acres Ajax (pending)
(Lucky Star Lothario x RPS Acres Daphne)
This little fella was my reservation for this year, but switching to Red we still ended up taking him home. Please see facebook for better image/video of him, as he has really grown in to himself. He did get to cover one doe this year, so I'm excited to see what he produces. UPDATE - Ajax was sold after siring 2 groups of kids. He has thrown a long, tall body style and we look forward to seeing the milk production he should bring once these daughters are fresh.
This buck had a lot of things going for him, but unfortunately became very aggressive to people at around 11 months old. Despite trying some interventions, we couldn't get anything to work. It was unfortunate, and when I say aggressive, I mean he went across a pen full tilt, ramming. Given he was going to become a very large buck, he was sent out for safety reasons. He left one daughter in the current herd, Molly, who is very nice and a keeper.
1x GCH (official leg)
Beautiful but accident prone. Lady, Gamora, and Star are his legacy here, plus he's in the tank. In 2020 we kept a grandson of his who is very reminiscent of this beloved fella. We do expect to circle back to him via AI in later generations, as he stamped a body type that is our goal, and made some distinct udder improvements in his get. UPDATE-we have straws available from New Caspian - we had quite a lot of them (he was a good 'producer' so couldn't resist upping our order), so realized we can part with some though will still use him in the program here.
2x GCH (unofficial)
Now lives deep in Wisconsin. Gambit is his legacy here, along with some beautiful splashes and roans he brought in to the herd (but we lost the wattles :( ). He's also in the tank.